Holiday Resources for Military Families


Our research tells us that many military families struggle with food insecurity and budget shortfalls. You may have trouble putting food on the table year-round, and this stress is even more apparent over the holidays.  We believe that all families should have the resources they need to serve their families healthy, nutritious meals and that…

Pandemic Military Voting 101


Voting as a military family during a global pandemic  Voting in this year’s election looks very different than in elections past. For many military families, we’re watching the rest of the country scramble to figure out how to vote the way we’ve been voting for years! Whether you’re new to voting as a military-connected person…

MFFRC Meeting Update – What military families need to know


MFAN’s unique ability to convene key policymakers, public and private organizations, and other stakeholders dedicated to meeting the needs of military families enables us to meet those needs and create a plan of action to solve the challenges those families may face in the future. The Military Family Financial Readiness Coalition (MFFRC), convened by MFAN and made possible thanks…

Invest in Your Life!


    It’s a strange time to be thinking about smart investing. For many of us, these days (global pandemic days), we’re just hoping to get through a particularly challenging situation. But what if we told you that now is the PERFECT time to think about your future financial self? First, let’s catch up. Earlier…

Back to School


      Ahhhh, the good old days. When we’d gleefully count down until the end of a school year with the lunch packing and the homework checking and the waking up of the cranky children who just want five more minutes of sleep. We’d let those same children sleep in late and enjoy lazy…

The two resources you need to find your dream job

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  You’re two months into quarantine and you’ve already binged your way through Netflix (and Hulu, and Amazon). You’re caught up on those books you’ve been meaning to read. You’ve baked loaves of sour dough and banana bread, redecorated, crafted, cleaned, and your dog…

COVID-19 School Closure Resources


Military Family Advisory Network is committed to supporting military families through whatever challenges life sends their way. In recent days, many military families find themselves dealing with extended school closures and social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. We have gathered a list of resources for you that will hopefully help ease the…

Where do you turn for help during a deployment?   


As military families, we expect separations. After a few decades of war, we’ve become accustomed to our service members coming and going for training, TDYs, and deployments. We know they are well-trained and are ready to answer their nation’s call, whenever it comes.   What we aren’t always ready for is the timing, especially when deployments…